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wrichcirw
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11/24/2013 8:25:30 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
..."helping the poor"?

Some people may be aware of the background behind my asking this question. This thread is not about that background, and I will now specifically ask that none of that be brought up in this thread.

I also ask that anyone attempting to answer this question spend less than 500 characters answering it, it's a rather simple question and IMHO obvious what the answer is. Regardless, given the (slim) possibility I may be wrong, I am posting this thread for second opinions.

My own answer is "yes". They are for nearly all intents and purposes equivalents.
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
If you are civil with me, I will be civil to you. If you decide to bring unreasonable animosity to bear in a reasonable discussion, then what would you expect other than to get flustered?
sdavio
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11/24/2013 9:50:19 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
"Welfare is the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support for all citizens, sometimes referred to as public aid."
http://en.wikipedia.org...

The term 'minimal level' implies helping those at the lowest 'rung' of society, ie poor.

Therefore, yes.
"Logic is the money of the mind." - Karl Marx